Back in the good old days of cons being face to face almost exclusively, Virtual Grogmeet offered something different... it was the first online gaming con I attended (think it was back in 2018), and it's been a highlight of the gaming year ever since. @theGROGNARDfile has once more done a stellar job of putting … Continue reading Virtual Grogmeet 2022
Grogten 2022: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I write this while whistfully looking back on a life reaffirming event that I was lucky enough to take part in a week and a bit ago: Grogten (the name cleverly derived from us all being Grognards in the RPG sense, or Grognerds as my other half more accurately phrased it, and the event being … Continue reading Grogten 2022: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Evils of Illmire: Turtle and Fish(men) Soup
Spoiler alert: if you plan to play The Evils of Illmire, don’t read this! When the party first delved into the Prismatic Grottoes of the Fishmen I had imagined we would have maybe two sessions exploring the aquatic dungeon. As it is, they have proceeded with the utmost care, managing to avoid some dangers across a further … Continue reading Evils of Illmire: Turtle and Fish(men) Soup
The Evils of Illmire: Preying on Mantismen
Spoiler alert: if you plan to play The Evils of Illmire, don't read this! Last time we heard from our adventurers they had just been discovered trying to sneak into the Mantismen lair, a huge 80' tall mound. Kristos and Evalore were just sneaking up to the entrance when they stumbled, drawing attention of the … Continue reading The Evils of Illmire: Preying on Mantismen
BurritoCon5 Went Virtual
My motive for organising BurritoCon5 was purely selfish - I'd be guaranteed to get a couple of amazing games (not that I don't have amazing games other times, pretty much every game I play is fantastic). But even with that it was great to see gamers tweeting about the brilliant games they were playing, checking … Continue reading BurritoCon5 Went Virtual
The Road to Illmire
Spoiler alert: if you plan to play The Evils of Illmire, don't read this! This week the party expanded and we were joined by @dimbyd playing the (seemingly cruel and sadistic) elf champion/druid Oak Staff. As a druid he is allowed an animal companion, so with time against us I handed him Lugus, a Lynx … Continue reading The Road to Illmire
Better Than Any Man: Save the Children!
Disclaimer: may contain BTAM spoilers After a couple of sessions struggling on as a desperate duo, Maldron and Balock are joined by a recovered Hemming, his magical aura intact after a disturbance in the ether. Resting overnight in the village of Zellingen, Maldron and Balock are pleased to see Hemming catch up with them, sure … Continue reading Better Than Any Man: Save the Children!
Better Than Any Man: He Slimed Me
Last session saw the Black Dogs descend into the dark, damp and thoroughly unpleasant basement of The Dogs Head tavern, a place they had discovered was used for torture and worse of children. All rooms off the corridor had been explored except the last one behind which could be the hellish monster; a collection of … Continue reading Better Than Any Man: He Slimed Me